03 Dec2018December 3, 2018
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The Power of Play

The Power of Play

Why has play been removed from childhood? It’s as if the Grinch came and stole childhood. Apparently we live in an age where tangible goals and fear rule and common sense has been sent to the principal’s office and suspended. “Bored children do not learn well” is an excerpt from the September 2018 Journal of...

30 Oct2018October 30, 2018
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Meet Mackenzie!

Meet Mackenzie!

Congratulations to Mackenzie Klieforth for being being named the Featured C’mon Staff Person of the Month! We sat down with Mackenzie in her favorite exhibit to learn more about her and what she enjoys about working at C’mon. Q: Tell us about yourself. A: My name is Makenzie and I have been working for C’mon...

15 May2018May 15, 2018
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C’mon Welcomes Ted Corbin as New Chairman of the Board

C’mon Welcomes Ted Corbin as New Chairman of the Board

The Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples (C’mon) is proud to announce that Ted Corbin has been elected as Chairman of the Board by the C’mon Board of Directors. Corbin, Senior Wealth Director for BNY Mellon Wealth Management, has served on the C’mon Board for two years as Secretary.

13 Apr2018April 13, 2018
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Local Art Showcased at C’mon

Local Art Showcased at C’mon

C’mon and Collier County Public Schools are partnering to highlight some of the young artists that live right here in our area! With pieces from 9 different schools there’s a great representation of the work that is being created in our local schools. This partnership gives a great opportunity for both the artist and our...

21 Mar2018April 13, 2018
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Tourism Star Awards

Tourism Star Awards

The Paradise Coast Awards are sponsored by the Marco Island, Naples, Everglades Visitors and Convention Bureau. C’mon was recognized in three areas: Innovation, Volunteer and Attraction Service. Innovation: This past year C’mon entered into a partnership with the Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida, Champions for Learning, Collier County Public Schools, The Baker...

14 Mar2018March 14, 2018
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A USA Road Trip at C’mon

A USA Road Trip at C’mon

The World Café at C’mon has a new country, one we’re all pretty familiar with…the United States of America! In keeping with the U.S.A. theme, our educators decided to cultivate a Route 66 feeling in the World Café. The idea was to harken back to family road trips on the open highway. The pull out...

20 Dec2017March 14, 2018
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The Gift of a Grant

The Gift of a Grant

As an organization that focuses on learning through play, C’mon has always sought additional paths to deliver educational fun to growing minds. Through generous grant funds, the Naples Children’s Education Foundation, Founders of the Naples Winter Wine Festival, has given C’mon an outlet with which to do so. For the sixth year in a row,...

01 Nov2017November 14, 2017
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10 Days of Giving Text-a-thon

10 Days of Giving Text-a-thon

The Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples (C’mon) is celebrating the Power of Five during the month of November. The Museum at five years old is a brain-building powerhouse fueled by STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math). C’mon serves children of all ages with educational and dynamic exhibits and programs. As science continues to provide new lessons about the complexities and capacities of the brain, a specific...

16 Aug2017August 16, 2017
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NISE Network Grant Awarded to C’mon

NISE Network Grant Awarded to C’mon

C’mon was awarded the NISE Network Grant in 2017, which enabled the Museum to host The Explore Science: Earth & Space program and prepare for the Solar Eclipse on Monday, August 21st. The Explore Science: Earth & Space program included exciting science, take-home materials, and engaging discussions about science and society. Children in our Homeschool...

23 May2017May 23, 2017
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Housewert Gets a GAIN on Learning

Housewert Gets a GAIN on Learning

Beth Housewert, Director of Play and Learning at the Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples (C’mon) recently graduated from the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce program GAIN—Growing Associates in Naples. GAIN targets young professionals 21-40. The focus is building great friendships, connections and roots in the community. Housewert found GAIN to be both informative and empowering....

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